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Cast (feature film)

Johnny Dark (1954) as Reporter
Automobile engineer, Johnny Dark (Tony Curtis), designs a radical new car. When the owner refuses to sponsor the car in a Canada to Mexico Sports-car race, Johnny, with the aid of the owner's grand-daughter (Piper Laurie), steals the car and runs the race against the favored driver, his ex-buddie.
Law and Order (1953) as Drummer
Having cleaned up Tombstone, marshal Frame Johnson quits after an attempted lynching, and hopes to settle down on a ranch near Cottonwood with his sweetheart Jeannie. Before he can do so, it looks like he may have to clean up Cottonwood too. But how great a sacrifice will he make for law and order?
Vice Squad (1953) as Man looking at line-up suspects
The head of an escort ring joins forces with a vice cop to solve a murder.
Bonzo Goes to College (1952) as Joe Crimmins
In this fantasy-toned sequel, former lab chimp Bonzo, now literate (!), runs away from a carnival sideshow and hops a banana truck. He lands in college town Pawlton and is adopted by the granddaughter of football coach 'Pop' Drew, who sorely needs good players. Obvious but pleasant slapstick follows.
Steel Town (1952) as Milquetoast
Steve Kostain (Lund), nephew of the owner, begins working at a steel mill to learn the business from the bottom up. He rooms with a steel working family, the McNamaras, and falls for the daughter, "Red" (Sheridan), who is already involved with another steelworker, Jim (Duff.) Although he is at first has a hard time with his co-workers, he eventually wins them over, and also wins the girl.
Chicago Calling (1952) as Mr. Cook
Here Come the Nelsons (1952) as Aunty
The entire Nelson family become embroiled in confusion by the misunderstandings caused when Ozzie invites the attractive grown-up sister of a school chum to stay with the family during a centennial celebration in the community of Hillsdale. Meanwhile, Harriet unknowingly duplicates Ozzie's hospitali
Reunion in Reno (1951) as Nervous little man
Journey into Light (1951) as Dept. store interviewer
Tales of Robin Hood (1951) as Landlord
Love That Brute (1950) as Steward
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
The Good Humor Man (1950) as Mr. Derby
A good-hearted ice cream man's efforts to help a young woman turn him into a murder suspect.
The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) as Deval
A daffy door-to-door saleswoman blunders into a murder investigation.
The Petty Girl (1950) as Tailor
A cheesecake artist tries to get a college professor to pose for him.
Chicken Every Sunday (1949) as Mr. Lawson
A woman takes in boarders to support her husband''''s harebrained financial schemes.
Family Honeymoon (1949) as Hotel clerk
Grant Jordan, bachelor botany professor, marries Katie, a widow with three kids, despite the machinations of Grant's former girlfriend Minna. But on the wedding day, Aunt Jo, who was to babysit, breaks a leg; so the kids come along on the honeymoon. After misadventures en route, they make it to the Grand Canyon, only to find Minna there, still scheming.
The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948) as Stage manager
The Web (1947) as Man in office
Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel, begins to suspect he's been used.
I'll Be Yours (1947) as Elderly man
Innocent lies build up as a show-business hopeful tries to build a career.
Jungle Flight (1947) as Briggs
Kelly Jordan (Robert Lowery) and Andy Melton (Robert Kent) are former AAF fliers operating a cargo service over the South American mountain ranges in order to get enough money to return to Texas and buy a commercial line. Andy is killed when his overloaded plane crashes and explodes. Kelly meets Laurey Roberts (Ann Savage), who gets him to take her to the mining-camp operation as a cook, as she is running away from her ex-husband, Tom Hammond (Douglas Fowley), who has just been released from prison. Hammond catches up with Laurey, but he is killed in a gun fight, and Kelly and Laurie leave looking for a peaceful life in Texas.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Restaurant manager
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
Variety Girl (1947) as Man at steam bath
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) as Salesman
A department store Santa claims to be the real thing.
That's My Man (1947) as Reporter
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) as Insolvent borrower
Dick Tracy tracks down a bank robber using nerve gas.
Lady Luck (1946) as Process server
A woman from a family of gamblers marries one and tries to reform him.
Without Reservations (1946) as Mr. Klotch
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
The Brute Man (1946) as Parkington
Hal Moffat (Fred Colby before disfigurement, Rondo Hatton afterwards) who is taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament, is befriended by Helen Paige (Jane Adams), a blind piano teacher, and he develops a warmth for her that leads him to add thievery and robbery - no big deal, he is out there anyway - to his murders so that she can be provided with the money for an operation.
Nocturne (1946) as Police chemist
A police detective refuses to believe a composer''s death was suicide.
I'll Tell the World (1945) as Perkins
Men in Her Diary (1945) as [Louie] Whitman
Singer/Dancer Peggy Ryan neither sings nor dances in this comedy in which she plays a secretary, whose life has no romance because she devotes all of her time to her attractive older sister. But she does keep a diary that contains some fact and many fictional entries. One such is read by the wife (Louise Allbritton) of her boss (Jon Hall) who promptly sues for a divorce. Virginia Grey stars in a musical produced by Hall and sings (possibly dubbed) "Makin' a Million" and "Keep Your Chin Up." No spoiler to add that Ryan gets a boyfriend and Hall and Allbritton are reunited before this one runs it course.
Standing Room Only (1944) as Hotel clerk
During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured.
Swing Fever (1944) as
A bandleader with hypnotic powers tries to train a boxer.
Cry 'Havoc' (1944) as Voice of Japanese pilot
A group of war nurses fights to survive the siege of Bataan.
No Time for Love (1943) as Sweetzer, stage manager
A sophisticated reporter hires the construction worker she accidentally got fired.
It Ain't Hay (1943) as Hicks
All by Myself (1943) as Paul, modiste
Cowboy in Manhattan (1943) as Potter
Gals, Incorporated (1943) as B. T. Cleveridge
"Gals, Incorporated" is a nightclub sponsored by elderly playboy Cornelius Rensington III (Leon Errol) that features Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, with all the other employees and entertainers being beautiful girls. Molly (Grace McDonald) is president of the corporation and Gwen (Harriet Hillard) is head of the executive staff. Jennifer Rensington (Minna Phillips), Cornelius' sister, threatens to cut off his share of the family income unless he settles down and gets married. The girls persuade the unwilling Molly to pose as Cornelius' wife. The sister arrives with Bill Rensington (David Bacon), Cornelius' son by a former marriage. Molly, while attracted to Bill, has to play out her role and Bill, thinking she has married his father for his money, turns his attention to Gwen, a scheming mercenary. Gwen arranges for Bill to cross the state line with her and get married, but Cornelius and the other girls catch up before the ceremony can be performed. Bill is told the truth about the hoax, and gathers Molly up in his arms.
Never a Dull Moment (1943) as Reggie
You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith (1943) as Little man
A young woman marries a soldier to fulfill the conditions of a will. However, when she gets ready to divorce him, she realizes that she actually loves him, and determines to find a way to stay married to him.
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) as Price
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer's innocence.
Night Plane from Chungking (1943) as Japanese telegraph operator
Call of the Canyon (1942) as Little man
Remember Pearl Harbor (1942) as Customs officer
Take a Letter, Darling (1942) as Mr. Horner
A female executive hires a male secretary.
Shepherd of the Ozarks (1942) as Headwaiter
Sleepytime Gal (1942) as Music shop manager
Cowboy Serenade (1942) as Mr. Swallow
The Great Gildersleeve (1942) as Court clerk
A small-town blowhard runs for water commissioner while fighting to win custody of his niece and nephew.
Jail House Blues (1942) as Lobby clerk
Give Out, Sisters (1942) as Dr. Bradshaw
Cairo (1942) as Worried man
A war correspondent in Egypt thinks a screen star on tour is a spy.
Pittsburgh (1942) as Milgraine
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.
No Hands on the Clock (1941) as [Clyde] Copley
Private detective Humphrey Campbell informs his harried boss that not only has he tracked down the missing girl from his last case, but also married her. Before they can start their honeymoon, Campbell is dragged into another missing person case, which develops into a kidnapping related to a plague of bank robberies. By investigating a skein of blondes, redheads and brunettes, he invokes the suspicions of the Feds, as well as his jealous new bride.
Where Did You Get That Girl? (1941) as Anderson
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941) as Governor's aide
Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key lots. Cork's lawyer Steve Lewis tries romancing Annie to get the lot back, finding her so overpoweringly liberated she leaves him dizzy. Still, Steve attains his nefarious object...almost...then has cause to deeply regret having aroused the sleeping giant of feminism!
Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga (1941) as Brady
Steve (Charles Lang), Skat(Eddie Quillan) and other members of a high-ridin', rug-cuttin' musical combo from Oklahoma set off to conquer Broadway, only to find that rhumba-rhythm is all the rage. They decide to sail for Havana to learn the rhythm and pick up the accent, and, on board the ship, Steve meets Rosita Alvarez (Helen Parrish) who is Cuba-bound with her father, Pop Alvarez (Leon Errol), a merry confidence man. All have problems they expect to be solved by Madame La Zonda (Lupe Velez), but they arrive and find that the exotic queen of the rhumba's night club has gone broke. Another confidence man, Beheegan (William Frawley), who has sold a few city halls in his day, provides the answer to everything; using a satchel filled with ill-gotten gains and under the watchful eyes of Alvin (Big Boy Williams), Gabby (Shemp Howard) and Maxwell (Frank Mitchell), he purchases several mythical plantations in South America from Pop.
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) as Florist
A stuffy businessman livens things up by having a fling.
In the Navy (1941) as Small meek husband
A famous radio crooner secretly enlists in the Navy and tries to keep his identity a secret.
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) as
An exploration into the domestic and political life of this past president.
California Straight Ahead (1937) as Secretary
Former school bus driver Biff Smith manages a trucking company which has its fleet pitted against a freight train in a race to deliver aviation parts to the Pacific coast.
Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (1937) as Reporter
The Man I Marry (1936) as Critic
Mysterious Crossing (1936) as Wilson
The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) as Radio announcer
A henpecked husband''''s lie gets him in trouble at home and at work.
The Nut Farm (1935) as Biddleford
Les Misérables (1935) as Valsin
An obsessed policeman relentlessly pursues an escaped convict.
Men of the Hour (1935) as
Honeymoon, Limited (1935) as Babe Dawes, also known as Molly Carver
I've Been Around (1934) as Elevator man
The Loudspeaker (1934) as George Green
Girl Without a Room (1933) as Statue cleaner
Let's Fall in Love (1933) as Secretary
An ambitious film director transforms a Brooklyn-born actress into a Swedish temptress.
My Woman (1933) as Assistant manager
When a vaudeville hoofer hits the big time, he neglects the wife who helped put him there.
Love Is Like That (1933) as Tom
The Impatient Maiden (1932) as Mr. Rosy
The Racing Strain (1932) as Big Shot's father
Women Go on Forever (1931) as Willie
Six Cylinder Love (1931) as Gilbert Sterling
Troubles begin for the Sterlings when they buy an expensive car. Friends press them for rides; Marilyn has an accident which Gilbert must get $5,000 from his boss to pay for. They finally sell the car to the janitor.
Mother's Boy (1929) as Joe Bush
Gang War (1928) as
The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1919) as Rouletabille (Joe-Jo)

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